Enterprise Management Software - Doing Some Good

Do some good! This is what I ask of Enterprise Management Software (EMS) and its vendors. Is it possible? What good comes from an EMS? Is it good for business? Is it good for the vendor? Is it good for both? Read and decide.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Storage is cheap…not free

A customer asked a consultant, “How much storage is needed for that management solution?” The consultant responded, “Storage is cheap…the solution will collect performance information, error logs, and other information and store it in the database….” This is a common statement. However, it suggests that the enterprise management solution will not do any good. A good enterprise management solution helps to reduce resources. If the client purchased and allocated storage to each department based on an annual budget, there are no resources for new storage requirements. While storage may be cheap, it is not free. An Enterprise Management solution must provide clear requirements to do some good.


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